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150 dual-mode locos to arrive by 2027

DB Cargo is currently trialling six new generation dual-mode locomotives in Zwickau and Kreuztal, Germany, to assess their performance under real conditions. The Vectrons can be operated on both electrified lines and those without overhead contact wires.


They are being put through their paces in demanding scenarios, including on journeys with heavy haul railcars, on steep rising gradients and over long distances. A particular focus is placed on a seamless switching between electric and diesel operation, as this is the locomotive's major innovation.


If all goes well, thirty dual-mode locomotives are due be in operation by the end of the year, with all of the 150 engines that have been ordered scheduled to be delivered by 2027. (ben)




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